Stanford University is a private research university in Stanford, California founded in 1885. Throughout its history, Stanford has maintained a reputation for producing the highest standards of academia, innovation and entrepreneurship. The university is consistently ranked among the world's elite academic institutions.
Stanford has produced an astonishing 84 Nobel laureates and has an unparalleled track record of producing some of America's finest business minds. The university is also noteworthy as one of the most successful academic institutions for attracting funding for start-ups. Stanford alumni have founded a number of highly successful companies which, as of 2021, produce more than $2.5 trillion in yearly revenue and provide over 5 million jobs.
Among its graduates, Stanford counts over 70 living billionaires, further proof of the quality business education the university delivers. To spread this highly effective learning, Stanford has teamed with Alison to produce free online courses in entrepreneurship and business growth to help foster the next generation of business leaders.